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2. Connect with others

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Presentation given on Explorer of the Seas Cruise in January 2016 by Clinical Psychologist Renee Mill, on making noticeable & meaningful changes in the way you connect with others.

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2. Connect with others

  1. 1. DISCOVER A FEW SIMPLE WAYS TO MAKE NOTICEABLE AND MEANINGFUL CHANGES IN THE WAY YOU CONNECT WITH OTHERS
  2. 2. Renee Mill • Occupational Therapist B.Sc OT (1975), University of Witwatersrand • Clinical Psychologist MA (Clin Psych) (1982), University of Witwatersrand • Been in private practice since 1982 • Arrived in Australia July 1997
  3. 3. Renee Mill
  4. 4. Connecting with others is the single most important thing we can do for our happiness
  5. 5. Make time to talk – at least 5 hours per week
  6. 6. Be genuine. Be yourself. Be open about your feelings. Let the other person in.
  7. 7. Play – make time for fun, laughter, goofing off, nothing else on the agenda.
  8. 8. Engage. Be fully present, attentive, affirming. Make them the star. Try to understand what she really means when she speaks.
  9. 9. Be supportive. Find out what the other person’s goals and challenges are. Be encouraging. Do what you can to help him succeed.
  10. 10. Share your admiration and gratitude. Make a point to give compliments.
  11. 11. Trust. Put your faith in the other and show you believe he will not let you down.
  12. 12. Celebrate. Rejoice in the other person’s success.
  13. 13. Be physically affectionate.
  14. 14. Questions & Answers 14 • Ask Renee any questions you may have • Alternatively you can email them to renee@anxietysolutionscbt.com.

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